Staying warm and well this winter

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Winter is here. For many its a time to get excited for all the festivities as we warm up for spending time with loved ones, take a break or have some time out to see out the end of another (tough) year. But for many it can anticipate worry, anxiety and even cause for concern if you have a respiratory disease such as asthma, COPD or bronchitis. Many will be short of breath, coughing more or even not wanting to leave the house to avoid worsening conditions especially in times where coughing and having a cold makes many even more wary with Covid-19.

The best advice is to Keep Warm and to Keep Active. These two elements will help you be less severe and stay away from worsening your conditions. And the most important piece of advice is if you are unwell please do speak with you GP or doctor for further advice. Leaving the house may give many anxiety but a short walk in your local area and getting fresh air is so important for your physical and mental health.

Staying warm is important to keep your body temperature up. Carefully plan your ability to keep you house warm, wear extra layers of clothing and even thick socks and long-sleeved tops. Moving about will help to keep your temperature warm and strengthen those lungs which is very important at this time of year.
You may be travelling this winter to visit or be with your family so please do speak with our team for advice and arrangements to allow you one less thing to worry about when arranging medical oxygen on holiday.

Thinking of booking a holiday?

For many the rules, the traffic light system was all too much to make the usual trip abroad. It seemed simpler and easier to stay at home. Recently for UK travellers the traffic system has been taken away making it much simpler to travel. It will have less extra cost now that PCR tests have also been scrapped. The only rules you need to be aware of is the country you are visiting and to stay clear of red countries (currently at time of writing only 7 are on this list). These are all based on if you are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated travellers will still be required to take PCR tests before and after their travel.

Voila! Its now time to travel; so many short breaks to be had and get away for some winter sunshine, a city break or to see those you have been missing.

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Don’t forget travelling with medical oxygen needs also needn’t be complicated. All you need is more organisation. That’s why our team are on hand to help on that part – we just leave the destination to you! Contact us today to help with your plans.

Top 5 destinations this winter

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If you are looking to take the chill out of the winter this year – visit one of the below destinations for a quick getaway or short break in Europe. Many cities only a few hours away have spectacular streets, galleries. museums and winter is perfect. These months tend to be quieter as it is off-peak season so even easier for you to wander, see and explore plus at a cheaper price for you holiday abroad. If you are travelling with medical oxygen please do contact us at OxygenWorldwide to help arrange all your medical oxygen needs to your desired destination.

  1. Cyprus – still quite a warm temperature if you are looking for some warmer sunshine
  2. Berlin – an deal city for anyone that is an eplorer
  3. Seville – perfect part to take in the culture and its decor
  4. Canary Islands – also known for winter sun breaks and popular with UK travellers
  5. Morocco – for those wanting some exotic culture, amazing architecture then Marrakesh is closer than you think for a quick getaway

Where can I travel to this August from UK?

Adults who have been fully vaccinated through the NHS now don’t need to self-isolate when they return from most amber list countries. Each area has its own guidelines so make sure you are up to date with current legislation and requirements. Here are a few popular destinations you could enjoy:

Spain

Portugal

Malta

Greece

Please do check any changes to conditions before travel. Our team will also arrange all your oxygen travel needs by simply starting out with our enquiry form hereand we will be in touch.

Travelling with oxygen? Here’s all you need to know…

If you are now planning your next holiday, staycation or even a visit to friends and loved ones you have missed but need medical oxygen then look no further. Over on our OxygenWorldwide site our team have put together the main FAQ’s to help you with everything you need to know.

From where we deliver, costs and how to get a quote you will find everything you need to plan your trip away with medical oxygen.

Find out and read the full list of FAQ’s here over on our website.

UK travellers get amber light

Quarantine-free travel to resume on 19 July for fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries.

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For UK travellers if you are fully vaccinated it seems there will be a lift on the quarantine restriction for amber countries. This will open up a lot more travel into Europe and elsewhere for UK tourists. A summer holiday will become a bit more realistic for those who have had both vaccinations and do not mind taking the PCR tests.

If you are now planning your holiday and requirement organising medical oxygen supply – our team at OxygenWorldwide are here to help!

Balearic Islands now open (to UK)

This week we have seen the travel doors given the green light for UK to arrive in the Balearic Islands. Travellers have the good news that fully vaccinated or negative test will allow entry onto the islands. There is growing concern and pressure to open up travel corridors and also tourism but also with Covid cases on the increase to also be very careful on regulations and guidelines.

Ibiza, Menorca, Majorca and Formentera will be hot destinations to travel to for English Tourists looking to get some summer sun.

The announcement also includes other destinations such as the
Caribbean islands that are going on the green list are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Has COVID-19 affected you too?

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If you are recently new to lung problems due to contracting COVD-19 then do not worry. Even thought you may need extra support with medical oxygen, we have been experts for well over 20 years! Travelling currently has many restrictions in place as the world prepares to ease lockdown rules. This will vary by country and rules consistently change as the situation continues to be monitored.

BUT the good news is that if you are a medical oxygen user we can help arrange travel for you.

IMPORTANT Information: Due to Coronavirus regulations outbound travel is only allowed in accordance with your guidelines in your country. OxygenWorldwide can send you documentation prior to travel but will need dates of intended travel and required medical forms that you are a medical oxygen patient.

This article information is as of publish date so please do check all regulations or contact us for the latest advice here.

Explore these 3 countries and breathe more this autumn

autumn and the great outdoors

Those autumnal vibes are really starting to kick in now and it gives many of us the appetite to explore the great outdoors! If you spent the last few months not travelling then maybe now it is a chance to get a small trip in from a local night away, city break or week long adventure – the choice is yours.

Here are the 3 top places which you can travel to in Europe right now:

Cyprus – Here you do need to provide a negative COVID test 3 days prior if from the UK, but you can still travel here and enjoy the great east Mediterranean winter sun right now. This is a great choice if you are looking for some last-minute warmth plus of the mythical beauty and history.

Germany – there are no regulations from the EU so this makes the perfect place to travel to and explore its culture and many choices. From mountains and rivers to beaches and great beer! The choice is yours to discover somewhere new this autumn.

Italy – Full of beautiful and stunning areas it may be hard to choose and of course the great dining culture makes a perfect place to enjoy, relax and explore. From small towns and clifftop villages to the more well known regions you are spoilt for choice not to forget great vineyards and pasta!

Please note most countries update their lists weekly so please do check before booking on all travel requirements and regulations or restrictions depending on what country you are departing from.

To have our help with arranging your next adventure with medical oxygen – please just get in touch by phone, email or via our website here

Winter may be coming but let your mind shine

As we all approach into the end of the year we must all be mindful of our mental health and wellness. Especially with all the world restrictions and worry it is time to put your health first and here are 4 things you can do to fight off those terrible winter blues coming:

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  1. A good night’s sleep – Sleep is very important to help you function each day. Make sure you get to bed at a reasonable time and try switch off from social media before you retire to sleep. It is also important to wind down so you can sleep well and have enough hours to feel refreshed and awake the following morning.
  2. We all need our Vitamin D – The sun may not be shining as much but you still need Vitamin D in the winter months. You will not be able to get it naturally but you can still receive enough in tablet form from a local pharmacy and helps to keep your bones, teeth and muscles healthy.
  3. See your family and friends – Meeting with your friends and family is so important to talk, communicate and have a few laughs with. Communication and interacting with others stimulates good feelings and helps to reduce depressive feelings. Its good to talk and seeing your loved ones is very important.
  4. Plan you next break – Planning your next holiday, vacation or staycation helps to have something good to look forward do, planning and research helps to create an excitement and positive thinking and not to mention a great activity to do during the day.

For all your medical oxygen needs for your next trip please do contact OxygenWorldwide today for a no – obligation quote.